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Emergency Medical Technician
Basic (EMT-B)
Certificate Program

Quickly start your new career as an EMT

It doesn’t take long to earn the education you need to earn your first job as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and begin making an impact as a first responder.

With Herzing University, you can earn a professional certificate in 4 months, prepare for the EMT – Basic National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians licensure exam, and become qualified to work and succeed as an EMT.

Our EMT - Basic certificate program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to assess and manage life-threatening injury and illness and provide transport to medical facilities. Upon completing the certificate program, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the role of emergency medical services personnel in the healthcare system.
  • Smoothly manage patients in chronic and acute settings.
  • Integrate ethical and legal concepts in all actions when serving the needs of diverse patient populations.
  • Intervene with basic and advanced life support techniques in a variety of emergency situations.

Become the healthcare hero you’ve always wanted to be. Your first step is your education. Your rewarding new career path IS possible with Herzing University.

Classes Start November 1st

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Curriculum

EMT certificate program classes & curriculum

Our 4-month certificate option features two classes combining both theoretical and practical learning introducing you to key concepts in pre-hospital emergency care.

Both classes are delivered at our campus in Birmingham, Alabama. The program includes 45 hours of field experience to help prepare you to work as a full-time EMT.

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Required Courses in EMT

All courses, 10.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Requirements

EMT certificate program enrollment prerequisites

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University EMT certificate program include:

  • Completion of a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet and interview with a Herzing admissions advisor
  • Complete an enrollment application

Please contact our admissions team for more information.

Locations

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Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Degree Programs

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The EMT-B is trained in basic life-support procedures and performs limited invasive (advanced) skills. This program emphasizes the development of student skills in patient assessment and examination, the recognition of signs and symptoms of illness or injury, and the use of proper procedures when rendering basic emergency care. General topics covered include human anatomy and physiology, bleeding and shock, emergency childbirth, airway management, splinting of fractures and dislocations, medical emergencies, and movement of patients. The intent of the program is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage life-threatening injury and illness and provide transport to medical facilities. Clinical experience is an integral part of the program. Graduates will be eligible to write the EMT-Basic licensure exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

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Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosures

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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